Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-7115 (Print)
ISSN 2541-898X (Online)


Unconcealed Citations. Gogol’s Allusions in Sukhovo-Kobylin’s Comedies

The article studies inter-textual links of comediography of A. V. Sukhovo- Kobylin with N. V. Gogol’s literary legacy, the functions of Gogol’s allusions used by Sukhovo-Kobylin in the context of the formation of Russian realistic drama are being researched.

Antique Tradition in the «Cold Odes» by M. Amelin

The article dwells upon the antiquity as one of the most important components M. Amelin’s poetry. The Russian contemporary poet and well-known interpreter of Pindar’s and Catullus’s poems, Maxim Amelin is known for his passion for the classical culture which as well as the Russian verse tradition of the XVIII century is a basis of his creative work. The article analyses the specifics of the poetic theory and practice of Horace in the first Amelin’s book «Cold Odes».

Literary Play as the Key Note of I. Ilf and E. Petrov’s Style (the Play A Strong Feeling)

The article studies one of the leading stylistic key notes of I. Ilf and E. Petrov’s oeuvre – playing with ‘other’ texts. In the course of analyzing the vaudeville A Strong Feeling a system of allusions to A. P. Chekhov’s play The Wedding is identified (the plot, genre, system of characters, etc.). The study of the ‘quote element’ in the play A Strong Feeling helps to draw the conclusion on the stylistic unity of the co-authors’ creative manner.


The article presents the results of a study of mythological allusions in M. Tsvetaeva's essay "The Captive Spirit". The material allows us to consider this essay as a "text-myth". Developing the personal myth of Andrei Bely about his life as a repetition of the "passions" of Christ and Dionysus, Tsvetaeva approves his concept of the Poet.

Invariables and Codes of the Modern Literature: Theory and Practice

This article is a review of the book by I. V. Nekrasova, dedicated to modern Russian Literature of recent years. The author of this manual presents the analysis of the newest tendences in plodformation, genre modifications, authobiographic strategies and the typology of modern characters. It also highlights the interrelations of fiction and cinematography.

Internet Meme as a Media Text

The article looks at the internet meme which is a popular phenomenon of internet communication. Being a media product which is aimed at a large number of people and which functions on the internet, the internet meme can be regarded as a media text. The characteristics of the internet meme are intertextuality, hybrid nature, interactivity, stereotypical nature.

The Fight against Amnesia: Nabokov’s ‘Signs and Symbols’ in the Novel by E. Vodolazkin The Aviator

The article discusses the intertextual connections of Vodolazkin’s novel The Aviator with V. Nabokov’s prose. The article specifically focuses on the function of Nabokov’s intertext in unveiling ideological and philosophical problems: comprehending the phenomenon of time and the creative ability of memory. The role of the word and literature in the struggle against amnesia is considered.

«Griboedov’s Text» of M.A. Bulgakov

In the article the contours of “Griboedov’s text” are outlined as a range of quotations and reminiscences from “Woe to Wit”; their literary and sense correlations as well as characteristic functioning in M.A. Bulgakov’s works are also touched upon.

Intertextual Correlations of the Novel «The Suitcase» by S. Dovlatov with the Works of the Russian Classical Literature XIX–XXth Centuries

The author of this article examines intertextual correlations of the novel by S. Dovlatov “The Suitcase” with works by A. Blok, I. Brodski, N.V. Gogol, A.P. Chekhov, A. Grin, and carries out the auto-intertextual analysis, which allows to consider the correlations between Dovlatov’s works within the framework of the super-textual unity.